I recently saw my doctor for some things that have been going on with me lately. As we discussed motherhood and the overwhelming aspects of dealing with three young children, I confessed to feeling a lot of guilt that I don't spend enough time with my kids. Especially right now, with all the moving and other things going on, I feel like my kids spend way too much time on screens. My doctor gave me some great advice. She told me to have individual "Mommy Time" with my kids every day. That means that every day (and I schedule it during Louisa's nap time so I can really concentrate on each child), each of my boys gets personal time with me to do whatever they choose. She told me to set a timer for 10 minutes and then let the boys choose what they want to do with me (the other child spends those 10 minutes on the iPad while I fully concentrate on them). Mommy time isn't teaching time (i.e. instructing Will on how to write his letters), but just some time to give him my complete attention and play with him like a peer. As I did that, I found myself laughing with William a lot more and getting down on the ground and building a train track with him, just like his friends would do.